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17th Apr '18 5:04:35 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''VideoGame/PennyPunchingPrincess'' has this as its main gimmick. Any enemy, including some bosses, can be tricked into not fighting you if you throw enough money at them. The most recent enemy you bribed can then be used to fight for you as a limited form of SummonMagic.

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* ''VideoGame/PennyPunchingPrincess'' has this as its main gimmick. Any enemy, including some bosses, Almost any enemy can be tricked into not fighting you if you throw enough money at them. The most recent enemy you bribed can then be used to fight for you as a limited form of SummonMagic.
8th Apr '18 5:02:37 PM nombretomado
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* This is also why there are so many "bad Russian driving" videos uploaded to YouTube - because of the rampant use of bribes, installing dashboard cameras was the easiest way to combat the corruption. It's a bit hard to convince a judge that you were at fault when there's video evidence proving that the other guy ran a stop-sign.

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* This is also why there are so many "bad Russian driving" videos uploaded to YouTube Website/YouTube - because of the rampant use of bribes, installing dashboard cameras was the easiest way to combat the corruption. It's a bit hard to convince a judge that you were at fault when there's video evidence proving that the other guy ran a stop-sign.
6th Apr '18 4:11:55 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The VideoGame/FireEmblem series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are many characters in the series that specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to buy their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.

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* The VideoGame/FireEmblem ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are many characters in the series that specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to buy their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.



* ''VideoGame/PennyPunchingPrincess'' has this as its main gimmick. Any enemy, including some bosses, can be tricked into not fighting you if you throw enough money at them. The most recent enemy you bribed can then be used to fight for you as a limited form of SummonMagic.



-->'''Faith:''' [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/make_up "Grrr, cheater.]]

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-->'''Faith:''' [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/make_up "Grrr, cheater.]]"]]
13th Mar '18 6:51:42 AM JackG
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** In one memorable episode, Michael tries to bribe a foreign official, who responds by pulling a gun on Michael and ''immediately'' tries to have Michael arrested. After Michael gets away, they then have Fiona approach the official by pretending to be a CIA agent trying to catch Michael, and offers to "cover expenses" if he plays along with their sting. Michael comments that convincing someone that they can make money by doing the right thing even works on the uncorruptible.

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** In one memorable episode, Michael tries to bribe a foreign official, who responds by pulling a gun on Michael and ''immediately'' tries to have Michael arrested. After Michael gets away, they then have Fiona approach the official by pretending to be a CIA agent trying to catch Michael, and offers to "cover expenses" if he plays along with their sting. Michael comments that convincing someone that they can make money by doing the right thing even works on the uncorruptible.incorruptible.
13th Mar '18 6:47:58 AM JackG
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* ''Rhodes'' (1996). Cecil Rhodes discusses this trope with an idealistic underling. As with the ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' example, he also points out that not every price is in money; the missionary groups he's working with to advance British colonialism are dedicated to the spread of Christianity.

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* ''Rhodes'' (1996). Cecil Rhodes discusses this trope with an idealistic underling. As with the ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' example, he also points out that not every price is in money; for instance the missionary groups he's working with to advance British colonialism are dedicated to the spread of Christianity.
13th Mar '18 6:46:41 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Harold Finch discovers a politician they are protecting is in the pocket of Decima Technologies, who want him to pass legislation favourable to them. Finch offers to match their price from his ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount, but the politician refuses. He believes the legislation is the best thing for the country, and if he's making money on the side, well that's just a fringe benefit.
3rd Mar '18 11:07:24 AM nombretomado
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*** Later Phelps uses fake evidence to convince the [[ThePoliticalOfficer commissar]] that the KGB officer is about to defect. This evidence includes UnitedStates currency. The commissar believes this evidence since the KGB officer resembled Patton in their behavior and personality. In addition, at the beginning of the episode Phelps says that if they are successful the KGB officer will be sent to a prison camp for failure. Therefore, it can be assumed that the officer was already under suspicion, the fake evidence simply proved the disloyalty.

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*** Later Phelps uses fake evidence to convince the [[ThePoliticalOfficer commissar]] that the KGB officer is about to defect. This evidence includes UnitedStates UsefulNotes/UnitedStates currency. The commissar believes this evidence since the KGB officer resembled Patton in their behavior and personality. In addition, at the beginning of the episode Phelps says that if they are successful the KGB officer will be sent to a prison camp for failure. Therefore, it can be assumed that the officer was already under suspicion, the fake evidence simply proved the disloyalty.
6th Jan '18 7:01:06 PM JackG
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* Played for laughs in ''Literature/CharlieWilsonsWar'' when a Swiss ArmsDealer offers Gust Avrakotos a lucrative job at his company when he leaves the CIA. Gust bluntly tells him to stick it up his ass. Not put out in the slightest, the Swiss then asks if Gust likes blondes. "Well, that's different."

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* Played for laughs in ''Literature/CharlieWilsonsWar'' when a Swiss ArmsDealer offers Gust Avrakotos a lucrative job at his company when he leaves the CIA. Gust bluntly tells him to stick it up his ass. Not put out in the slightest, the Swiss then asks if Gust likes blondes. "Well, [[EveryoneLovesBlondes that's different.different]]."
8th Nov '17 2:20:42 PM TheWanderer
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* Yuri Orlov in ''Film/LordOfWar'' apparently never meets a single border guard unwilling to look away for a moment for a stack of green.

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* Yuri Orlov in ''Film/LordOfWar'' apparently says at one point that he has never meets met a single border guard unwilling to look away for a moment in return for a stack an envelope full of green.US dollars.



--> They say every man has his price - but not every man gets it. Interpol Agent, Jack Valentine, couldn't be bought, at least not with money. For Jack, glory was the prize.

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--> They --->They say every man has his price - but not every man gets it. Interpol Agent, Agent Jack Valentine, Valentine couldn't be bought, at least not with money. For Jack, glory was the prize.



* In ''Film/{{SWAT}}'' a French drug lord is arrested in Los Angeles and announces on national TV that he is offering a multi-million dollar reward to anyone who can free him from police custody. Chaos erupts as multiple gangs and other lowlifes try to break him out. The titular SWAT team is tasked with delivering the prisoner to a federal prison and he offers them the money to help him escape. [[spoiler: One of SWAT members finds the money to be too much of a temptation and betrays the team.]]

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* In ''Film/{{SWAT}}'' a French drug lord is arrested in Los Angeles and announces on national TV that he is offering a multi-million 100 million dollar reward to anyone who can free him from police custody. Chaos erupts as multiple gangs and other lowlifes try to break him out. The titular SWAT team is tasked with delivering the prisoner to a federal prison and he offers them the money to help him escape. [[spoiler: One of the SWAT members finds the money to be too much of a temptation and betrays the team.]]



** Michael explains that is possible to bribe even the most upstanding officials. To do so, convince them you think the bribe is a standard fee and make yourself as thoroughly unlikeable as possible so that they don't feel bad for ripping you off and making themselves a few bucks richer.
** In one memorable episode, Michael tries to bribe a foreign official, who ''immediately'' tries to have him arrested. They then have Fiona approach him as a CIA agent trying to catch Michael, and offers to "cover expenses" if he plays along with their sting. Michael comments that convincing someone that they can make money by doing the right thing even works on the uncorruptible.

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** Michael explains that is possible to bribe even the most upstanding officials. To do so, convince them you think the bribe is a standard fee and make yourself [[{{Jerkass}} as thoroughly unlikeable as possible possible]] so that [[AssholeVictim they don't feel bad for ripping you off off]] and making themselves a few bucks richer.
** In one memorable episode, Michael tries to bribe a foreign official, who responds by pulling a gun on Michael and ''immediately'' tries to have him Michael arrested. They After Michael gets away, they then have Fiona approach him as the official by pretending to be a CIA agent trying to catch Michael, and offers to "cover expenses" if he plays along with their sting. Michael comments that convincing someone that they can make money by doing the right thing even works on the uncorruptible.



--> '''Inspector''': Burns, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to bribe me.
--> '''Burns:''' Is there some confusion about this? ''thrusting the money into the inspector's pockets'' Take it! Take it! Take it, you poor schmo!

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--> ---> '''Inspector''': Burns, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to bribe me.
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'''Burns:''' Is there some confusion about this? ''thrusting [thrusts the money into the inspector's pockets'' pockets] Take it! Take it! Take it, you poor schmo!



-->'''Chief:''' The person - wink - that I'm looking for - wink - is Mr. Bribe - wink, wink. (places hand on money box)
-->'''Homer:''' It's a ring-toss game.

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-->'''Chief:''' --->'''Chief:''' The person - wink - [wink] that I'm looking for - wink - [wink] is Mr. Bribe - Bribe. [wink, wink, wink. (places places hand on money box)
-->'''Homer:'''
box]\\
'''Homer:'''
It's a ring-toss game.
13th Oct '17 12:48:10 PM FF32
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* Used constantly in the 3rd chapter of ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'', ''Stardust Crusaders'' by [[BadassGrandpa Joseph Joestar]]. Like in the example image of the trope, there are many times when Mr. Joestar solves problems by throwing money at them. [[spoiler: Including, but not limited to, buying a car to trade for camels, buying an airplane, bribes, a ''goddamn submarine'', and buying a car in the middle of a life or death fight to use as a getaway vehicle. Not to mention all the hospital visits.]]

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* Used constantly in the 3rd chapter of ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'', ''Stardust Crusaders'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' by [[BadassGrandpa Joseph Joestar]]. Like in the example image of the trope, there are many times when Mr. Joestar solves problems by throwing money at them. [[spoiler: Including, but not limited to, buying a car to trade for camels, buying an airplane, bribes, a ''goddamn submarine'', and buying a car in the middle of a life or death fight to use as a getaway vehicle. Not to mention all the hospital visits.]]
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